Nishimura & Asahi was named Japan Law Firm of the Year for the 4th straight year, at the 18th annual ALB Japan Law Awards, presented by Asian Legal Business/Thomson Reuters and held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tokyo on June 2, 2022.

In total, our firm received 10 awards for our individual lawyers, deal types and practice areas, including:

  • Japan Law Firm of the Year
  • Dealmaker of the Year Asa Shinkawa
  • Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the YearAkihiro Hironaka
  • Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)Yoko Kasai
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year
  • International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
  • Japan Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
  • Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year
  • M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)
    SBI Holding’s bid to acquire Shinsei Bank's Shares
    Asa Shinkawa, Yo Ota, Takuya MatsuoJunya Kokaji
  • Project Finance Deal of the Year
    Project Financing for GOI United Generation Gas-Fired Power Project
    Tomohiro Sato, Teruyuki Yamamoto